J Street Applauds Israel's Response in Haiti

January 22nd, 2010

J Street applauds Israel's immediate and meaningful response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti last week. We are proud of and grateful to the many Israelis who have risked their own lives to save those in dire need of medical attention and other emergency services. Read More...

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JStreetPAC Launches 2010 Campaign; Endorses 41 Candidates

January 21st, 2010

JStreetPAC, the country's first and only pro-Israel, pro-peace political action committee, announced its first Congressional endorsements of the 2010 cycle, backing 41 candidates - matching in its first wave of endorsements the number it backed in the whole 2008 cycle. Read More...

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Our First Endorsements of 2010

January 21st, 2010

JStreetPAC announced today its first congressional endorsements of the 2010 cycle, backing 41 pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates from around the country. Today’s announcement is the first round of endorsements the PAC plans to make this cycle, and kicks off a sizeable expansion of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement’s political and financial reach. By electing and reelecting pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates to Congress through JStreetPAC, we aim to change the rules of the political game on Israel and the Middle East by providing meaningful political and financial support to candidates who share our views. Together, we can give the Middle East peace process the shot in the arm it needs. [Press Release - First Round of 2010 Endorsees] [List of First Round of Endorsees] [JStreetPAC Homepage] [JStreetPAC in 2008 Report Back] Read More...

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Israel Sends Rescue Team to Haiti

January 15th, 2010

As the desperate situation in Haiti continues, we at J Street are moved by the outpouring of support and aid from around the globe - including from Israel, which sent a 220-member rescue team to assist with the relief effort. We wanted to make sure to provide some ways in which you can support the disaster relief efforts as well. Read More...

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J Street on new Israeli construction in East Jerusalem

December 28th, 2009

J Street opposes new construction in East Jerusalem, as it makes resuming Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with the goal of achieving a viable two-state solution in the near term more difficult. Read More...

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J Street Rejects Arrest Warrant Issued in Britain for Israeli Leader Tzipi Livni

December 17th, 2009

J Street applauds Foreign Secretary David Miliband's rejection of an arrest warrant issued for Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni in Great Britain, as well as his promise to pursue a change in the law that would prevent unfortunate events like these from happening in the future. Read More...

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J Street Responds to EU Conclusions on Middle East Peace Process

December 8th, 2009

J Street welcomes the Council of the European Union's conclusions on the Middle East peace process issued earlier today, underscoring the urgent need to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts peacefully and diplomatically through two states and a regional peace. The resolution serves as a thoughtful, thorough and on-point assessment of what must happen to move toward this goal, and we urge the Obama administration to consider whether it can provide a basis for forging broad, international consensus around next steps forward toward a comprehensive, regional peace. Read More...

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J Street Calls for Passage of Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 (IRPSA)

December 7th, 2009

"J Street has consistently supported President Obama in his efforts to engage Iran diplomatically and to resolve issues relating to its nuclear program through negotiations," said Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street's Executive Director. "However, in the face of Iran's continued defiance of the international community and its rejection of the most recent diplomatic offer on nuclear enrichment, we believe the time has come to pass the Iran sanctions legislation currently pending in the House of Representatives." Read More...

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